The intercom feature and the ability to easily regulate the temperature of the house are two features that have made a huge difference. I live on one side of the house, and my mom, who is also my caregiver, lives on the other side. Being able to communicate with her through the built-in intercom on the Elan touch panels is extremely helpful. Not using standard light switches and remotes is a big change for me, but one for the better. I used to have to put on my prosthetic arms to press the buttons on a remote, but with the touch panels and iPad, I can touch the icons to initiate commands whether I have the prosthetics on or off.